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What’s the Plan?

(Image left shows “The morning’s PPE aprons cleaned and drying”) Straightaway, it is important to emphasise the patience and understanding of all our patients during this crisis has been unbelievable. Without that support a difficult situation could have had dire consequences and the genuine prospect of having to close the practice for good has been…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Current status: Re-Opened 15th June *** Please do NOT attend the practice without an appointment *** We’re back! (Although not back to normal) Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. I hope you and your loved ones are well and continue to stay safe. Indeed, remaining…

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

“Nobody told me there’d be days like these………………..strange days indeed!” Those of the words of John Lennon in his 1980 song “Nobody Told Me”. How prophetic and even if someone had told you,  would you have believed them? Since the lockdown began I have been manning the phone lines and taking phone calls from my…

40 Years On…………….

September 1979 and The Police are at number one with “Message in a Bottle”. A young, fresh faced 19 year old version of me left Liverpool to begin university, studying Dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College and ready to embrace all the new knowledge about to come along. So much has changed and yet…

Talk about Putting Your Foot in It

Following on from my last blog in which I related the sorry tale of how a patient had injured themselves whilst brushing their teeth, I have a further dentally related injury to report. At his last exam one of my patients was delighted to tell me how impressed he was with his new electric toothbrush…

The Origin of Stuff

The Origin of Stuff I highly recommend listening to a podcast of this programme which was broadcast on Radio 4 on the 5th June 2019. The programme discusses that most humble and yet most useful of objects – The Toothbrush. Katy Brand with the help of historians and members of the dental profession tells the…

Warm Up Before You Brush Up

At his last visit Patient X was commended on his good oral hygiene and was informed that the only areas that needed improving was the insides surfaces of the lower back teeth, the surfaces closest to the tongue. This is an area that is often not cleaned as well as other more accessible areas of…

Come On You Blues (and Reds)!!

Blueberries are well known as a superfood. They have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer as well as helping to maintain bone strength, mental health and normal blood pressure. Who’d have thought that the humble blueberry can also reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease? Scientists have found that they contain polyphenols, a natural compound that helps…